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Abby G Mendenhall
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Abby G Mendenhall

Place of Death

Minneapolis

Disposition

01/14/1900 (Burial)

Location

Elks Rest Mon on South Point
Section 7 Lot 97 Grave 4
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On the 11th day of February 1858 when a little past the age of twenty five she was united in marriage with Richard J Mendeuhall who had been for two years a resident of Minneapolis. The various religious sects were early represented in the life of Minneapo lis A few disciples of George Fox gathered and founded a meeting and maintained regular worship They erected it plain meeting house at the corner of Hennepin avenue and Eighth street which although surrounded by places of business still maintains its chara cter as a Friend's Meeting house In this form of religious association both sexes enjoy equality office and service and Mrs Mendeuhall engaged in the religious and charitable work of the meeting with zeal born of early aspiration and rare fitness for it In the missionary work of the society both in home and foreign fields she found opportunity to follow the bent of her early desires. When the Indian massacre in 1862 which devastated the and drove so many families from homes Mrs Mendenhall gathered her a nu mber of sympathetic ladies devoted themselves to collecting clothing and supplies and in distributing to the sufferers Not long after a number of ladies prominent among whom were Mrs Cauny Mrs Rulifson Mrs HC Keith and Mrs William Harrison united Mrs Mende nhall in forming an society for the relief of women and children out of which has grown efficient Woman's Christian Association with its several homes and the munificently endowed Jones Harrison for aged women and disabled ministers The Northwestern Hospit al women and children which now has its fine brick building on Chicago avenue equipped with all conveniences for its salutary work has its origin in the Friend's Meeting House and had the warm sympathy and active co operation of the ladies of this faith in its early days as well as throughout its career. Mr and Mrs Mendenhall have children but in the place of parental their affections have expanded to sons and daughters of the poor and friendless who have found in them and sympathy.

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